Ecosystem Reboot – Rehabilitation and Reintroduction
CALL TO ACTION – Right now as you read this a leopard is dying in a snare in South Asia. Key focuses currently are prevention and rehabilitation capacity building.
1 February 2023 #AntiSnare – As described in the video, snare traps are a brutal way of killing wildlife. Big cats are targeted (Read Snapshot) but are also victims of snares set for bushmeat hunting or illegal control of wildlife perceived to threaten crops or livestock. Dealing with leopards injured in snare traps is problematic, costly and traumatic for the leopards involved. Prevention efforts are key but WildTiger through Mission Leopard will continue to assist as described below:
Leopard Rehabilitation, putting leopards back where they belong with Ecosystem Reboot.
Since early 2014 WildTiger has worked with various partners on different leopard rehabilitation projects. We currently have projects ongoing and will update as we move forward in our planning and implementation in this highly important decade for wildlife. Please note that at all times the safety and security of big cats we help care for are our utmost priority so we do not publish release locations.
The philosophy of isolated recovery and soft release remain core to our philosophy regarding leopard rehabilitation. Currently we are working towards the aim of a major rehab center in Nepal for recovery from injury, rewilding and release in conjunction with our modus operandi of smaller, isolated rehab stations. The issue of leopards which have been involved in conflict situations and then held in captive facilities in poor conditions is a serious one. Rehabilitated leopards strategically placed in areas where key predators are needed means reboots of ecosystems, central to our thinking and actions.